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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Subject:this morning
Time:3:56 pm.
grey skies +
(fresh grapefruit + tangelo squeezedtogether = sweetly tart juice) +
english muffin egg sandwiches +
husband =
breakfast on the porch a.k.a. a perfect start to the day.



...until the aunt of our neighbor (who apparently is mentally handicapped EDIT: the nephew/neighbor, not the aunt), clad in bikini top & shortshorts, complete with belly button & eyebrow piercings, stringy ponytail & the scars of her 40-something years, started screaming his name while pounding on every door & window of his trailer because he had mysteriously disappeared--& had left the a/c on in the trailer & the windows of his truck rolled down, which 'just ain't like him,' she insisted. that managed to...well, disrupt our breakfast. but i hope everything's alright. we didn't even know anyone was living there.
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Subject:what's it gonna be
Time:5:19 pm.
well, oregon doesn't want me. sad, because i wanted to live in oregon. but 2 yeses ain't bad. ain't too bad 'tall.


now i just have to decide.
& further complications to the decision seem to arise daily.

money may end up deciding for me...sarah lawrence costs $1,034 per credit hour, & maryland costs $886 per credit for out-of-staters. (& for some reason the federal government in all its wisdom thinks that i can contribute $4,000 per year to the cost of my education, thereby disqualifying me from receiving federal grants. i wish they could show me where that $4,000 is.)
*sigh*
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Subject:spring, broken.
Time:9:06 am.
put 800 miles on my bike in 4 days. and didn't pedal once.
everglades, big cypress, chokolofskee, flamingo.
roseate spoonbill.
inner elbow sunburn.
the kamikaze anhinga. and my bruised shin.
80 mpg.
packing light.
share your fire...your neighbor just might share his fresh fish.
indians?
gators by the dozen.
mangrove roots make caves.
shuffleboard.
'this is where they make miami.'
not too hot, not too cold.
cypress knees, ankles, elbows, fingers.
not a strand of spanish moss.
frozen burritos taste good cooked on a fire.
immokalee might as well mean 'little tijuana.'
major highways, my foot.
double shot in a can.
same clothes, 4 days.
3 might be the perfect number.
it's all in how you look at it.
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Subject:grad school 1 of 3
Time:5:35 pm.
according to their letter, the university of maryland is "pleased" to offer me a place in their creative writing master's program for this fall.

still waiting to hear from the university of oregon & sarah lawrence college, but either way, it looks like ben & i will be saying goodbye to florida by august....
Comments: 2 scars - pick a fight.

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Subject:to sum up
Time:9:43 am.
this weekend in 10 words or less:

parents, friends, cool weather, walking, tailgating & monster truck jam.



my fingers are cold.
my heart is full.
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Time:1:04 pm.
Mood:groggy.
who gets poison ivy in the middle of winter?

idiots who live in florida & foolishly tromp through forests in january, that's who.
= me.
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Subject:o, holidays, you wear me out.
Time:1:44 pm.
i have 4 simple goals for 2007.

read.
write.
complain less.
go somewhere.


...& one big question mark:
grad school?
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Monday, December 18th, 2006

Subject:so be jolly.
Time:3:50 pm.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, flannelpiano sent to me...
Twelve ruralities smiling
Eleven sighs whispering
Ten detours a-borrowing
Nine attics bleeping
Eight toes a-lightning
Seven colors a-surrendering
Six oceans a-camping
Five chri-i-i-istmas lights
Four old things
Three creaky floors
Two hookah bars
...and a punctuation in a coffee.
Get your own Twelve Days:
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Subject:if you ever want me to call you....
Time:3:47 pm.
...email or text me with your phone number.

my phone & purse got stolen downtown this weekend, so i'm faced with the daunting task of manually re-creating a phonebook that had about 5 years' worth of numbers in it.

anyway, if you have my number, chances are i used to have yours, so you probably oughta give it to me again, cause that's the only way i'll be able to call & tell you there are snakes on a plane, or send you picture messages of cookies & daffodils, or instigate other delightful moments of contact.

[exceptions: if you know ben has your number, disregard this, cause i will have gotten it from him.]


beside the point:
+ my new phone is pretty rad.
+ we got 3 tiny hermit crabs this weekend! pictured: monk.
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Comments: 3 scars - pick a fight.

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Subject:(4 x 30) + (7 x 31) + 28
Time:6:03 pm.
Mood:head-aching.
in 3 days ben & i will celebrate 1 year of being married. we still think it's pretty dang sweet. amazing, even. the new year will be marked by a journey to the gulf. don't call. :)


it annoys me that when you make a playlist in itunes, you can't tranfer it to someone else's ipod or burn a cd of it unless you bought all the songs on the list from itunes.

the bathroom at my office smells like welch's grape soda.
i've decided i hate grape soda.



the band marino cd release show last weekend reminded me yet again that i really don't know about 85% of the people i know. by which i mean i not only never really see a great many of them, but when i do see them, our conversations don't get far beyond small talk and "what have you been up to" filler. it's sad, or perhaps not...but probably inevitable. it's so easy to just let people slip away. i never intend to allow it, but it happens.

i've lived in orlando for nigh on 3 years now. so much has changed. i find myself saying that a lot lately. not out of any real discontent, just a heightened awareness of how little resemblance my life today bears to my life of a year ago, or even 6 months ago. it's tempting to evaluate one period or the other as superior. better just to be content & search for evidence of God's hand in the turning of the leaves or the warming of the air or the sparking of a star.



i'm learning to be blessed.
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Friday, October 27th, 2006

Subject:hold the line.
Time:4:34 pm.
Mood:sandwich-y..
i'm trying not to let it threaten my sense of self that i spend the better part of some weekdays creating mail merges.
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Subject:ketchup.
Time:3:32 pm.
much has happened since i last darkened this cyber-hall. among those happenings:

- i forgot my lj password.
- i got a real-world, "big girl" job. quit said job. got another real job. did not get offered an awesome job as a magazine editor. am now chief breadwinner for two people.
- i still haven't managed to completely sever the starbucks apron strings. bleh.
- i rode a motorcycle to kentucky & back. in august.
- i bought a motorcycle. honda rebel 250. it's tiny. it's purple. i love it.
- henry (my truck) broke what, for a truck, is equivalent to a hip. & got fixed. & almost got sold. he now has a leaky gas tank (how?!). but i am going to sell him.
- i started my own business, of sorts.
- i climbed some enormous rocks in kentucky.
- i did some canoeing.
- i danced a lot.
- i encountered a black bear outside my trailer.
- i found out that being out of school is kind of hard for me.
- i got new neighbors.

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Comments: 2 scars - pick a fight.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Subject:lake county.
Time:2:17 pm.
Mood:hungry.
you may or may not have been wondering where i've been for the past week-ish, but we moved. no more lee road & stupid traffic & drab city. the trailer is now encircled by ben's & my version of paradise: trees, ferns, vines, moss, etc. and raccoons & a grey fox. also about 700+ other trailers, but nobody bothers us. anyway, we really like it out here at wekiva falls. we have a blow-up kiddie pool & a watermelon we plan to conquer today. you can come see us anytime...maybe we'll take you canoeing.



i'm watching the lonely guy (steve martin) at starport while ben cleans a plane (50 bucks for a few hours' work ain't bad). here's hoping he's done soon--although i do love steve martin. here's hoping tomorrow holds a boat trip on the st. johns....

and how are you?
Comments: 3 scars - pick a fight.

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Subject:"there ain't a thing for a poor boy in this world."
Time:10:51 pm.
Mood:baking.
no matter.

this world is not my home.
this world is not mine.
not home. no home. not my.
o world.


i want to be unattached, fully free, abandoned. but maybe we should get an apartment. furniture. china and curios and cabinets to keep them in.

or maybe we should move to vermont or maine or michigan for the summer and live in a tent or in my truck. eat rice every day and work part-time at the piggly wiggly which of course this small imaginary town would have. ride bikes, explore what would seem like a new country, get soft-serve from the dairy hut and live without the internet.
Comments: 5 scars - pick a fight.

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Subject:doesn't take a genius to see that...
Time:11:24 pm.
Mood:swarthy.
...sometimes life is hard.


i have fewer reasons to complain than most.
my discontent most likely stems from misplaced hopes & ill-chosen sources of happiness.
circumstance does not amount to anything but a moment.
i need to rest. i need to move. i'm overheating.
revelation is the craziest freaking book of the entire Bible.

my hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood + righteousness
i dare not trust the sweetest frame
but wholly lean on Jesus' name
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Subject:best graduation gift ever.
Time:10:42 pm.
frog and toad are friends.Collapse )
i have amazing friends.
Comments: 4 scars - pick a fight.

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Subject:trashy? you decide.
Time:10:03 am.
did i mention i got my bachelor's in trailer maintenance?
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Comments: 4 scars - pick a fight.

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Subject:now that i'm a college graduate...
Time:10:27 am.
Mood:perky..
...i can spend more time on really worthwhile things.Collapse )
Comments: 1 scar - pick a fight.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Subject:imagine this on top of my dreads.
Time:2:05 pm.

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Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Subject:tilt head for better view.
Time:11:41 am.
Mood:dumb.
trying to:
let down the fences. be weak. allow for time-"wasting." dance, even alone. remember the future comes fast enough. relish the meantime. know which impulses to obey. remember nothing here is supposed to satisfy me. demand more of myself than of others. love more. love better. stop being so vague.



florida is trying to win my heart with this semi-cold spell. it won't work.
Comments: 3 scars - pick a fight.

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